For a month you freed me of— but now I am the center of the whirlpool, the very current my mother warned me of as a young child each time I entered the ocean. It is just as she said it would be— A current so strong, you can’t swim out of. I narrow my … More Mom Warned Me
It’s easy to forget, get swept away The daily grind and needy faces, crowd my days loud louder than loud– I can go days silencing her… sometimes weeks But. It only takes one: note, flash, slice, clip to strap my suit back in place And. I am back baby Back like better than before A … More Found
Across the street there is hustle and bustle, A constant buzz of thrill— beats pumping, bodies moving Continuous action. Across from that is a still life sketch, Staged to perfection Colors and objects in Exact locales—even the wind can’t shift them. Then there’s me. Swerving back and forth pedaling to balance side to side Down … More Speed Matters
All the “should haves” pile up: one on top of the other and blind my vision. I stare at the cards I’ve been dealt, my fingers clutch them tightly as I work out the probability of every possible outcome But all the cards point to a loss. So I sit frozen, knowing I should play … More Poker Face
The whole gang arrived today, Each wrapped in brown coats–thin protection from the elements, One by one on my front stoop, you waited for me to help you in. Every time I saw one of you, I examined your height, and weight Wondered if I could pick you up on my own. Then, today, I … More Transform
Two years ago, I began to notice a slight change in my face. At first, I thought it was just weight gain, that my face was fatter, soon I’d surely see a double chin. It was alarming as hell. Thoughts like, was this it? was I on my way to old-age so soon and so visibly?, … More Face Up Little Girl
It skims the surface: A sprinkle of glitter gold, A wide ocean blue.